This is a huge thank you to my dear friend who is seriously following and reading my blog every week, even if she has difficulties when it comes to dealing with ram testicles and baby mice wine… I understand her by the way 😀 My friend created cookies last week… in which… guess what? In which she put bacon! 😀 She sent me an email a few days ago, telling me everything and sending me pictures. She told me that the green cookies I had made were really funny and then, she wanted to create strange cookies herself! As I had already made green cookies, she had decided to make savoury ones. And in fact, she took what she had in her fridge – eggs, butter and bacon actually – and made a recipe out of them!
I was thinking about stealing her recipe in order to discover the real taste of Bacon Cookies when she told me it was a German recipe she discovered last year when she was in Bavaria! But she changed it because she added chocolate chips and maple glaze! Yummyyy! I love the chocolate-bacon combo idea! It sounds awesome! And I also like the idea of a glaze on a cookie…
Ingredients for cookies:
5 Slices Bacon, cut into small pieces
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Butter, chilled
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Pinch Salt
3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
1 Pinch Black Pepper
1 Beaten Egg Yolk
Ingredients for glaze:
4 Tablespoons Butter
4 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
1 Cup confectioner’s sugar
Fry bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels, and let bacon cool completely.
Into a large mixing bowl, place flour, butter, egg, chocolate chips and salt and heavy cream… Using the mixer’s hook attachment, mix the contents of the bowl together until combined. Then, transfer the dough to the counter and quickly mix with your hands. Knead in cooled bacon pieces and pepper. Roll up the dough into a log. Wrap in aluminum foil and refrigerate for two hours, until the dough is firm.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove foil, cut dough roll into slices (not too thin), and place slices on greased baking sheet. Brush each slice with beaten egg yolk. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes approximately, until cookies are brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack, until cooled completely.
While cookies cool, combine butter and maple syrup in a small sauce pan and whisk until butter has melted and liquids are well-combined. Whisk in confectioner’s sugar. Drizzle warm glaze over cooled cookies. Allow glaze to set completely before packaging.
I am a believer of Everything Is Better With Bacon, and even if this recipe sounds a little peculiar, I find the idea excellent!!
I have been dreaming about those cookies and really wonder how they taste like… Unfortunately, the South of France is a bit too far away in order to taste those marvellous cookies. Don’t worry my dear, I will come and visit you, and you will have the opportunity to make them again hihi! 😀
Anyway, thank you for this unusual recipe miss!